Ye, W., & Chen, Q. (2022). Potential Applications and Perspectives of Humanized Mouse Models. Annual Review of Animal Biosciences, 10(1), 395–417. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-animal-020420-033029
As medical and pharmacological technology advances, new and complex modalities of disease treatment that are more personalized and targeted are being developed. Often these modalities must be validated in the presence of critical components of the human biological system. Given the incongruencies between murine and human biology, as well as the human-tropism of certain drugs and pathogens, the selection of animal models that accurately recapitulate the intricacies of the human biological system becomes more salient for disease modeling and preclinical testing. Immunodeficient mice engrafted with functional human tissues (so-called humanized mice), which allow for the study of physiologically relevant disease mechanisms, have thus become an integral aspect of biomedical research. This review discusses the recent advancements and applications of humanized mouse models on human immune system and liver humanization in modeling human diseases, as well as how they can facilitate translational medicine.
This research / project is supported by the National Research Foundation - Singapore Fellowship
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This research / project is supported by the National Research Foundation (NRF) / Israel Science Foundation (ISF) - NRF-ISF joint grant
Grant Reference no. : NRF2019-NRF-ISF003-3127